Seminole Hard Rock has once again been honored as an outstanding U.S. private company.
The US Best Managed Companies program, sponsored by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal, announced that the Seminole Hard Rock was recognized as a U.S. Best Managed Company for the second consecutive year. The privately-owned gaming company, within the Hard Rock International (HRI) family, is operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. It is comprised of two Seminole Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos in Hollywood and Tampa, and four other Seminole Casinos in Coconut Creek and Hollywood on the Southeast coast, in Immokalee near Naples, and on the Brighton Reservation north of Lake Okeechobee.
“Seminole Hard Rock is honored to be named a U.S. Best Managed Company for the second year in a row, a true reflection of our passionate team members who maintain and uphold brand standard excellence across all of our properties, at every level of our business,” said Jim Allen, Chairman of Hard Rock International and CEO of Seminole Gaming. “Today more than ever, we believe in bringing to life the mottos we were founded on: Love All-Serve All, Take Time To Be Kind, Save The Planet, and All Is One. There’s nothing more gratifying than seeing these mottos infused in everything we do as a company, and to be recognized for these efforts as one of the top private companies in the country.”
The Seminoles were the first U.S. tribe to get into the gambling business when they opened their first high-stakes bingo hall and casino in 1979. The tribe would expand its gaming operations throughout the 1980s and 1990s and officially embrace the Hard Rock brand in 2004 — opening a Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa and Hollywood. In 2007, the Seminole Tribe of Florida acquired Hard Rock International, the first transaction of its kind by an Indian tribe.
In February, a panel of external judges reviewed applications and selected this year’s honorees based on strengths across the four core criteria, and whose management teams excel amid change. Benefits of the program include access to a global community of peer business leaders and marketplace recognition.
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